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The Animal Connection -- a new perspective on what makes us human
Date:7/5/2011

s, including Wisdom of the Bones, which won the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books in 1997, and The Ape in the Tree, A Natural and Intellectual History of Proconsul, which won the W.W. Howells Book Award in 2009. Her scientific studies have produced major breakthroughs in the understanding of human origins, behavior, and ecology. She also is the author of a recent scholarly article in the scientific journal Current Anthropology, which explains the academic basis for the scientific studies of fossil remains that she describes in her new book.

Shipman elegantly synthesizes decades of paleontology, anthropology, and evolutionary theory through the new lens of the animal connection, creating a compelling view of human development. "Animals were not incidental to our evolution into Homo sapiens; they were essential to it -- they are what made us human."


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Contact: Barbara Kennedy
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814-863-4682
Penn State
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